Joyce L. Davis

September 23, 1936 - April 15, 2016
Joyce L. Davis

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Joyce L. Davis, 79, of Hendersonville, went home to be with the Lord Friday, April 15, 2016 at Brian Center of Hendersonville after an extended illness.
She was a native of Simpsonville, SC and was a resident of Henderson County since 1969. Joyce was a daughter of the late Pete and Lila Massey Leapard. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Karen Lynn Davis. She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Hendersonville, where she was a secretary and librarian. She loved camping, reading and spending time outdoors.
Survivors include her loving husband of 61 years, Ralph C. Davis; three sons, Glenn Davis of Hendersonville, Larry Davis and his wife Lisa of Emporia, KS, Gary Davis and his wife Julie of Hendersonville; six grandchildren, Brian, Brett, Curtis and Kevin Davis, Carissa Worriax and her husband Storm, and Jerred Davis; one great-grandson, Rylan Wright; one sister, Sherrill Williams and her husband Bob of Raleigh; and a number of nieces nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be at 1:00 pm Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Hendersonville with Rev. Steve Scoggins officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Monday evening at Shuler Funeral Home. Entombment will take placed in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Greenville, SC.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Library at

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  • April 17, 2016
    Alton Connor says:
    My deepest sympathy to Joyce's family in her Homegoing. I have so many memories of Joyce thru the years at First Baptist Hendersonville. May God's grace sustain you all during this time of her going Home to be with the Lord.

  • April 18, 2016
    Brenda Satterfield Smith says:
    Ralph and Boys, I was saddened to hear of Joyce's passing, but joyous that she is now in Heaven with her mother, father and daughter. What a wonderful reunion it must have been for her! I know this is difficult to let her go but you have made such wonderful memories as a couple. Keep those in the forefront and know she is walking those streets of gold!

  • April 18, 2016
    Marc Paulhus says:
    Joyce will remain in my thoughts as a lovely and loving woman, a devoted mother and the cherished wife of my friend, Ralph. The purpose of life is to live with purpose. Joyce most assuredly lived with joy and kindness.

  • April 18, 2016
    Cindy Stephenson says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't know Joyce for long, but in the time I spent with her, she was a loving and precious person. I love you all and you are all in my thoughts and prayers.